Information on the arrest of Sikhs during a June 1990 demonstration connected to the Babri Mosque in Uttar Pradesh [IND22815.E]

Information on this subject could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. Yearly. 1991, 1992.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Yearly. 1991, 1992.

Critique: Review of the Department of State's Country Report on Human Rights Practices. Yearly. 1991.

Documentation, Information and Research Branch (DIRB), Immigration and Refugee Board, Ottawa. March 1995. India: Chronology of Events, February 1991-November 1994.

_____. December 1992. India: Sikhs Outside Punjab.

DIRB "Amnesty International: India" country file. January 1990 to present.

DIRB Indexed Media Review [Ottawa]. Weekly. December 1991 to June 1992.

DIRB "India" country file. June 1990 to present.

Freedom in the World: The Annual Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties, 1992-1993. 1993.

Human Rights in Developing Countries Yearbook 1992. 1992.

Human Rights Watch World Report 1992. 1991.

INS Resource Center, Washington, DC. April 1992. Information Packet Series: India: The Status of Sikhs.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. Monthly. January 1990 to December 1992.

ODR-Bulletin d'information [Berne]. November 1990. "Inde."

Office of Asylum Affairs (OAA), Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, United States. February 1995. India: Comments on Country Conditions and Asylum Claims.

Refugees, Immigration and Asylum Section (RIAS), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. June 1994. Country Profile: India.

Stokke, Hugo. 1991. "India," Human Rights in Developing Countries Yearbook 1991.

On-line search of media sources.

Oral sources.
Note on oral sources:

Oral sources are usually contacted when documentary sources have been exhausted. However, oral sources must agree to be quoted in a publicly available Response to Information Request. If they refuse, the Response will read "no information currently available." Contacting oral sources is also subject to time constraints; for example, there are periods of the year when academics are unavailable.